Writers of the Dawn
Needle Ash: Complete Edition out now
It’s actually been out for a while, but I haven’t updated my general site in a while, so here is what’s up!
Now you can get all three Needle Ash books in one volume (either digital or physical), fully updated with maps and illustrations from all three original volumes.
The original three books have also been updated, but will be phased out in 2019 to make way for the complete edition, which is, as a whole, part 2 of the Eternal Dream series. The third book in the series should be published in 2019, and will feature some familiar characters. Thanks to everyone who read and reviewed them. If you read all three books, please consider leaving a review for the complete edition.
Also, a new book named The Crown of Sight in a side-series of shorter books, called the Eternal Dream Legends series, will be released on March 22. You can pre-order it now on Amazon, or a variety of other retailers. Read a little bit about it on my fiction sight.
Two weeks left on the Fantasy Christmas Spectacular 2019
You can get all my books (besides Eyes in the Walls and the books I haven’t published yet) for $9.99 in ebook format. OR you can get the MASSIVE paperback. How big is it? It’s very big.
Eyes in the Walls – New Horror Book
Keeping up the pace, my newest horror book will be released this Friday, December 13th (yes, FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH). Technically, it’s already out now, as you can order the physical copy. I usually release these early so people can their preferred medium at around the same time, though at least…
Duplicating a Robert Jordan book cover (photoshop/book design tutorial)
TOR recently revealed a posthumous Robert Jordan book cover. The design was very simple, quick to produce, and very adaptable, so I thought I might show how to duplicate it in Photoshop. It has three easy elements: gradient background, a silhouette image, and beveled text. I show how to incorporate…
30 Days from concept to publication – National Novel Writing Month
I made a decision while making a video the other day on the bootcamp mindset that I was going to do National Novel Writing Month. Of course, being me, I felt I had to up the stakes and the challenge from “writing 50,000 words” to “put out a novel in…
Interview with Jaime Reynolds of 1967 and Prozack Staple
I got to sit down recently and talk to Jaime Reynolds, front-man of band 1967 and guitarist for Washington state band Prozack Staple about new material being delivered from 1967, upcoming work with Terry Date (producer for numerous albums from Soundgarden, Pantera, Deftones, Slayer, and more), music business, his work and composition process, family, creativity, and life in music.
You can contact Jaime at https://www.facebook.com/1967band/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy 1967’s music on itunes:
You can pre-order Zul’s debut album at:
zulonline.bandcamp.com (digital and physical)
Doctor Strange – Review and Analysis
I realized today I forgot to review this movie! I break down works and what doesn’t in this oddity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m also running a free promotion for the next few days on my Heroic Fantasy novel The Water of Awakening on Amazon. No time like now to take a chance on my take on Epic Fantasy.
Tune your 8 string guitar like a Lute and move beyond djent
Most people associate the 8 string guitar with djent or micro-riffs (like Meshuggah or Dino Cazares), maybe even technical death metal (like Rivers of Nihil), but it can be much more than a low chugging metal machine. It can be tuned to produce a broader spectrum of sound by adding…
How do you bend strings on guitar without wrapping your thumb around the neck?
Recent guitar question: How do you bend strings without wrapping your thumb around the neck? I find that a lot of people initially learn to play the guitar with less than ideal left hand technique, especially on the electric guitar. I’ve gone over the benefits of using a neutral thumb…
Get my new Book, Water of Awakening, for FREE and EARLY
My brand new epic fantasy novel, The Water of Awakening, is launching tomorrow. The paperback is already on sale (so you can get it in time if you want the physical copy – and of course you get the ebook free with a physical purchase). For a limited time I’m…